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Hip Stretches To Improve Mobility

Hip Stretches To Improve Mobility

 

6 Hip Stretches To Help Improve Hip Mobility And Flexibility

 

Our hips are a precious region in our body that carry a lot of tension and  stress. Not to mention a real area that gets tight and stuffy due to too much time spent sitting down. By putting in some time to improve your hip mobility with these 6 stretches you should notice your hips loosing up and it having a real impact on the way your body feels inside and out.

Here are some stretches to help you improve your hip mobility:

1. Pigeon Pose

Great for loosening up your glutes, ITB and can help with tight lower backs.

Take a seat and bring one knee out in front bent with the other leg bent in behind you.
Tuck in your front heel to your groan and lengthen your back leg so it becomes straight.
Fall forward over right shin and rest hands or forehead on the mat/floor.
Hold for 10 deep breaths each side.

 

2. Half lotus

Great for loosening up your hips and also helping to loosen up your glutes.

Take a seat cross legged. Then place one of your feet on top of the other knee.
Keep your foot flexed by pulling your toes back and gently let yourself lean forward. If its too much with the foot up, simply do this cross legged.
Fall forward over right shin and rest hands on the floor in front.
Hold for 10 deep breaths each side.

3. Couch Stretch

Awesome for loosening up your hip flexor muscles. Especially great for those who have a desk job.

Kneel on the ground and step one foot out in front, so your knee is 90 degrees. Then reach behind and lift ankle up on the other food so you can take a hold of it.
If you have the balance, take the same hand as the knee that is down up and reach to the sky.
Squeeze your bottom and gently push into the stretch. Option is to place back foot up against a wall or leave it on the ground. Key is to feel this into your hips and the front of your thigh.
Hold for 10 deep breaths each side.

 

4. Low Lunge

Awesome for loosening up your deep hip flexor muscles and adductors.

Start by kneeling on the ground and step one leg out in front. Then place your hands onto the ground and lower chest until you feel a stretch through your inner thigh. Stay on your hands or for more of a stretch come down onto your elbows.
Hold for 10 deep breaths each side.

 

 

5. External Hip Rotation

Awesome for loosening up your hip flexor muscles and improving overall hip range of motion and mobility.

Set up as before, but with back knee on ground. This time turn your foot onto its side and gently push the knee wide.
Hold for 10 deep breaths each side.

 

 

6. ITB

Great for helping improve mobility through lower back and lengthening problematic ITB.

Lie on your back and bend both your knees up. Then let both knees drop over to one side. With your top leg straighten it until you feel a stretch through the outside of your leg and into your ITB and glutes. For more of a stretch reach to touch and hold toes.
Hold for 10 deep breaths each side.

 

Our hips get incredibly tight throughout our day and having tight hips can have a huge impact on your overall posture. Take the time to stretch your hips and notice the huge change this can make to your balance and flexibility.

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